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GRIGORIEV -- RÉAU, Louis, FARRERE, Claude, and others. Boris Grigoriev. Faces of Russia. London: n.p., 1924. 2° (360 x 270mm). 30 illustrations, tipped-in, most full page, and many in colour (one plate out-of-sequence, light spotting not affecting the plates, occasional light soiling, some guards with wear, light foxing, one gathering detached). Original half vellum over paper-covered boards, the upper side illustrated and titled in gilt, spine lettered in gilt (hinge is broken, boards darkened at edges, some spotting and soiling, vellum yellowed).
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GRIGORIEV -- RÉAU, Louis, FARRERE, Claude, and others. Boris Grigoriev. Faces of Russia. London: n.p., 1924. 2° (360 x 270mm). 30 illustrations, tipped-in, most full page, and many in colour (one plate out-of-sequence, light spotting not affecting the plates, occasional light soiling, some guards with wear, light foxing, one gathering detached). Original half vellum over paper-covered boards, the upper side illustrated and titled in gilt, spine lettered in gilt (hinge is broken, boards darkened at edges, some spotting and soiling, vellum yellowed).

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GRIGORIEV -- RÉAU, Louis, FARRERE, Claude, and others. Boris Grigoriev. Faces of Russia. London: n.p., 1924. 2° (360 x 270mm). 30 illustrations, tipped-in, most full page, and many in colour (one plate out-of-sequence, light spotting not affecting the plates, occasional light soiling, some guards with wear, light foxing, one gathering detached). Original half vellum over paper-covered boards, the upper side illustrated and titled in gilt, spine lettered in gilt (hinge is broken, boards darkened at edges, some spotting and soiling, vellum yellowed).
Provenance
A gift from Boris Grigoriev to María Tupper (1893-1965) in Paris in 1934 (inscription on p. 9).
By descent to the present owner.
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PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY BORIS GRIGORIEV TO MARÍA TUPPER under Alexandre Iacovleff's portrait of Boris Grigoiev: 'à bien chère Maria/de/son/vrai ami/Boris/1934/Paris'
FIRST EDITION, one of only 500 copies, this one is number 400.

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